Planning webinar series: Agent of Change (and related issues) under the National Planning Policy Framework

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Our specialist planning team deliver regular live and on demand bitesize planning webinars. Each webinar explores at least one key planning issue or update that impacts on property developments and regeneration.

Considering the existing businesses and facilities around a potential development site is incredibly important, both in terms of trying to secure an allocation and/or obtain a grant of planning permission for a development site.

In the first webinar of our 2022 planning series, Mark Iveson, a Legal Director in our Manchester Planning team looks at how site location and the ability to obtain an allocation and/or planning permission for sensitive development (including residential) can be negatively affected as a result of existing businesses and facilities. He also looks at the steps that those who own an existing business or facility may take to protect it from negative consequences of sensitive development nearby.

In particular, the webinar focuses on:

Agent of change under the NPPF and how it protects existing businesses and facilities from the introduction of nearby sensitive development (which includes residential);

  • Why it is important in a policy context;
  • Why it is important in the context of a planning application;
  • Why it is important in the context of permitted development rights; and
  • Other sources of interference and how to deal with them.

This is essential viewing for anyone working in planning, property development and construction, particularly planners, local authorities, housebuilders and developers.

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